Here’s How to Get in Shape the ‘DWTS’ Way

brooke burkeDancing is a great way to get in shape, so it's no surprise that celebs go on Dancing With the Stars to try and lose some poundage. And they've admitted it, I'm not just assuming things here like I usually do. The training program for DWTS is intense -- six-hour sessions sweating your butt off as you try to look like you know what you're doing is not easy. The rigorous workouts may look like all fun in fancy tights, but burning up to 400 calories an hour is no picnic.

Rob Kardashian is the latest star to join the cast looking forward to getting back into shape. Previously Kendra Wilkinson, Ricki Lake, Kirstie Alley, Kelly Osbourne, and Wendy Williams danced on the show to lose some extra weight. And it worked. Here are some of their workout routines.

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Kelly Osbourne dropped 42 pounds after doing DWTS and says she maintains her figure using the Bar Method. Have you seen the infomercials for it on TV? I have, and I'll be darned, had I been a bit tipsy, I would've called and ordered one for each member of my family. A little bit Pilates, a little bit ballet, a whole lotta fat-burning, Kelly uses this technique three times a week for 60 minutes. That, combined with a healthy diet, has kept the British celebutante in the best shape of her life.

Pro dancer Julianne Hough says she works out on the treadmill or elliptical then hits the weights. Free weights, that is. Hough admits she likes to twirl and bounce around with the weights, mimicking her dance routine, building strength and muscle where she needs it for the specific dance. Smart!

The host of the show, Brooke Burke, may not be busting a move on the dance floor, but she sure looks like a svelte dancer. The 39-year-old mother of four is a yoga fiend.

Between the DWTS workout DVDs and the celeb workout routines, there seem to be some good, realistic exercise plans to choose from. Now if only Mark Ballas would come into our living rooms and show us how ...

What's your workout routine like?


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